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Bearcats end Moritz Holiday Classic on high note with 61-21 win

December 29, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After falling in their first three games at the annual Moritz Holiday Classic, the Aledo Bearcats ended the tourney on a high note with a 61-21 victory over Australia Radford junior varsity on Tuesday night.

But perhaps the best news for Bearcats hoops fans was the return of leading scorer Cam Caldwell from an injury.

The junior post took up where he left off as he led the team with 19 points in cautious, limited action.

"It was great to see Cam back on the court," Bearcats head coach Fred Jones said. "He does so much more than scoring for us.

"He is our emotional leader, and you could see the other guys were fired up when he stepped on the court.

Early third-quarter run lifts Grapevine past Bearcats; Aledo plays final tournament game at 6 p.m. today

December 29, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo forward Ty Kremling drives to the bucket Tuesday afternoon during the Bearcats' loss to Grapevine at the Moritz Holiday Classic at AHS. The Bearcats will conclude tournament play at 6 p.m. today at the AHS practice gym.
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Down two points at the half, Grapevine began the third quarter with a 15-0 run and never looked back as the Mustangs ran past the Aledo Bearcats, 59-42, Tuesday afternoon in a loser's bracket contest at the Moritz Holiday Classic.

The Bearcats will conclude tournament play at 6 p.m. in the AHS practice gym against Australia Radford junior varsity.

Bearcats' late comeback bid falls short at Moritz Classic; Ladycats win opener of Boswell tourney

December 28, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Despite outscoring Keller Central 35-20 in the second half, the Aledo Bearcats' rally came up a possession short as the Chargers hung on to take a 49-48 win Monday night in the second round of the Moritz Holiday Classic at the AHS practice gym.

The Bearcats will continue tournament play at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the AHS practice gym against either Northwest or Grapevine.

Aledo, which trailed from start to finish and at one point trailed by 20 points, made a furious fourth-quarter comeback.

Trailing by 10 to begin the fourth quarter, the Bearcats whittled the lead to 48-45 when guard McKenzie Haney scored on a driving layup down the middle of the lane with 38 seconds left in the game.

Haney had stolen a pass to set up his big bucket.

Bearcats fall to Terrell, 47-39, in Moritz Holiday Classic opener; Aledo plays again today at 7:30 p.m.

December 28, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior guard Michael McCay drives the lane Monday afternoon during the Bearcats' loss to Terrell at the Moritz Holiday Classic at the AHS gym.
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Terrell held Aledo to 13 second-half points on its was to a 47-39 win over the Bearcats Monday afternoon at the Moritz Holiday Classic at the Aledo High School gym.

The Bearcats will continue tournament play at 7:30 p.m. today at the AHS practice gym against the loser of this afternoon's Keller Central/Arlington Sam Houston game.

Andres Valdez led the Bearcats with 10 points, with Dakota Fischer, Kolin Hess and Noah Arrington each adding seven.

Former Bearcats Davis, Shaunfield represented Aledo at Heart of Dallas Bowl today at Cotton Bowl

December 26, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Former Bearcats and current Southern Mississippi University players Daythan Davis and Parker Shaunfield represented Aledo High School today at the Heart of Dallas Bowl which was played at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas. Shown is Davis (3), a running back, heading up field after catching a pass from out of the backfield. Davis had one catch for six yards. Southern Miss fell to Washington, 44-31.

Ladycats outlast Joshua to move to 3-0 in district play; Bearcats fall at buzzer in boys' league opener

December 18, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior guard Dakota Fischer drives down the lane during the Bearcats' 55-53 loss to Joshua in the boys' District 8-5A opener Friday night at Joshua. Fischer finished with a team-high 22 points.
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Senior post Rebekah Hissam scored a team-high 13 points while grabbing six rebounds and junior guard Cameron Huddleston added 11 to lead the Ladycats to a 44-40 victory over Joshua Friday night in a girls' District 8-5A basketball game at Joshua.

The win raises the Ladycats' district record to 3-0, while Joshua slips to 1-2.

Bearcats open District 8-5A play at Joshua; Ladycats face Lady Owls in important league contest

December 18, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

District 8-5A basketball doubleheaders begin today when the Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats travel to Joshua to take on the Lady Owls and Owls.

The Ladycats/Joshua varsity game tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua High School gym with the varsity boys’ contest to follow at approximately 8 p.m.

The Ladycats will bring a 2-0 district record into the contest while the Lady Owls stand at 1-1 in league play.

Earlier in district play the Ladycats defeated Granbury and Cleburne, while the Lady Owls beat Everman but fell to Burleson Centennial.

The Bearcats (5-7) and Owls (8-5) will be playing in the boys’ district opener. The Bearcats swept Joshua last year in district play.

Jones scores 14 of game-high 25 points in fourth quarter to lead Aledo Ladycats to 61-50 win over Cleburne

December 15, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo post Madison Brown (24) takes a short jumper Tuesday night during the Ladycats' 61-50 victory over Cleburne in a girls' District 8-5A contest at Cleburne. The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 2-0.
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Aledo senior guard Alexus Jones scored a game-high 25 points, including 14 in a 26-point fourth quarter, to lead the Ladycats to a convincing 61-50 victory over the Cleburne Lady Jackets Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at Cleburne.

The win raises the first-place Ladycats district record to 2-0, while Cleburne drops to 0-2.

Ladycats continue girls' District 8-5A basketball play today at Cleburne

December 15, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Coming off a District 8-5A-opening win last week, the Aledo Ladycats will continue girls' district play today at Cleburne.

The tip off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Cleburne High School gym.

Cleburne fell to Burleson Centennial, 33-27, last week in its district opener, while the Ladycats sit at the top of the district standings with Centennial, Crowley and Joshua after a 65-48 win over Granbury on Dec. 8.

The junior varsity and freshman games will begin at 5 p.m. today at CHS.

Mansfield Lake Ridge ends Bearcats' season, 42-21, in state semifinals

December 12, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo junior quarterback Dillon Davis (8) crosses the goal line on a quarterback sneak in the fourth quarter of the Aledo/Mansfield Lake Ridge Class 5A, Division I state semifinal game Friday night at Birdville ISD Stadium. Lake Ridge defeated the Bearcats, 42-21.
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Aledo junior offensive lineman Wes Harris summed up the Bearcats’ 42-21 loss to Mansfield Lake Ridge in a Class 5A, Division I state semifinal Friday night at Birdville ISD Stadium when he said, “There were two good teams playing here tonight, and somebody had to lose.”

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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